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July 10th, 2012
07:37 PM ET

Transparency attacks, do they add up?

The Obama campaign continues to attack Mitt Romney over not releasing additional tax returns.

Pres. Barack Obama has said his administration would be the most transparent White House in U.S. history. Do the attacks add up? Does the President pass the transparency test?

New day, another Obama attack on Romney transparency

President Barack Obama's re-election team is keeping up their attacks on Republican challenger Mitt Romney over what they describe as his lack of transparency. A new web video released by the Obama campaign Tuesday claims that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is "defying calls to release more than one year's worth of tax returns."

The video starts with a clip from CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" from Monday in which Blitzer asked former Republican National Chairman Haley Barbour if he were in Romney's shoes, would he release more than two years of tax documents, something Democrats have repeatedly called on Romney to do.

"I would," responded Barbour, the former two-term governor of Mississippi, who weighed but decided against a run for the 2012 GOP nomination.

Barbour continued to say "but should it be an issue in the campaign? I don't think it amounts to diddly," but that was not included in the Obama campaign video.

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